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Long saphenous vein stripping and quality of life--a randomised trial.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2001 Jun; 21(6):545-9.EJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To assess the quality of life of patients undergoing sapheno-femoral junction (SFJ) ligation and long saphenous vein stripping (LSV), using two different techniques.

DESIGN

Prospective, randomised trial.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Eighty patients were recruited and randomised to either Perforate Invagination (PIN) stripping (43) or Conventional stripping (37). Patients completed the Short Form 36 (SF-36) and EuroQol (EQ) questionnaires preoperatively, and postoperatively at 6 weeks and 6 months.

RESULTS

Bodily pain, role function and physical summary were significantly improved at 6 months in the PIN stripping group. In the Conventional group, bodily pain and physical function were similarly improved, but not role function. EQ global quality of life was significantly and progressively improved at 6 weeks and 6 months in the PIN group (global score p<0.003; self-rated score p <0.001). In the Conventional group there was no overall improvement in global score or self-rated health.

CONCLUSIONS

Primary varicose vein surgery is associated with significant and progressive improvements in quality of life scores. Whilst overall quality of health does improve in the Conventional group, this appears to be to a lesser extent than in the PIN group.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, St James's University Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11397030

Citation

Durkin, M T., et al. "Long Saphenous Vein Stripping and Quality of Life--a Randomised Trial." European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery : the Official Journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, vol. 21, no. 6, 2001, pp. 545-9.
Durkin MT, Turton EP, Wijesinghe LD, et al. Long saphenous vein stripping and quality of life--a randomised trial. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2001;21(6):545-9.
Durkin, M. T., Turton, E. P., Wijesinghe, L. D., Scott, D. J., & Berridge, D. C. (2001). Long saphenous vein stripping and quality of life--a randomised trial. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery : the Official Journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 21(6), 545-9.
Durkin MT, et al. Long Saphenous Vein Stripping and Quality of Life--a Randomised Trial. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2001;21(6):545-9. PubMed PMID: 11397030.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Long saphenous vein stripping and quality of life--a randomised trial. AU - Durkin,M T, AU - Turton,E P, AU - Wijesinghe,L D, AU - Scott,D J, AU - Berridge,D C, PY - 2001/6/9/pubmed PY - 2001/7/20/medline PY - 2001/6/9/entrez SP - 545 EP - 9 JF - European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery JO - Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg VL - 21 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of life of patients undergoing sapheno-femoral junction (SFJ) ligation and long saphenous vein stripping (LSV), using two different techniques. DESIGN: Prospective, randomised trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty patients were recruited and randomised to either Perforate Invagination (PIN) stripping (43) or Conventional stripping (37). Patients completed the Short Form 36 (SF-36) and EuroQol (EQ) questionnaires preoperatively, and postoperatively at 6 weeks and 6 months. RESULTS: Bodily pain, role function and physical summary were significantly improved at 6 months in the PIN stripping group. In the Conventional group, bodily pain and physical function were similarly improved, but not role function. EQ global quality of life was significantly and progressively improved at 6 weeks and 6 months in the PIN group (global score p<0.003; self-rated score p <0.001). In the Conventional group there was no overall improvement in global score or self-rated health. CONCLUSIONS: Primary varicose vein surgery is associated with significant and progressive improvements in quality of life scores. Whilst overall quality of health does improve in the Conventional group, this appears to be to a lesser extent than in the PIN group. SN - 1078-5884 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11397030/Long_saphenous_vein_stripping_and_quality_of_life__a_randomised_trial_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1078-5884(01)91364-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -